DNF vs YUM, $pkg, $pkg-mpi, $pkg-openmpi having same provides

Sandro Mani manisandro at gmail.com
Thu Jun 11 16:01:12 UTC 2015


Investigating bug #1230838, I noticed that when installing mmg3d-libs, 
dnf installs Konsole output ptscotch-mpich, whereas yum-deprecated 
installs scotch. Both scotch and  ptscotch-mpich provide the required 
libscotch.so.0()(64bit), albeit one in /usr/lib64/ and the other one in 

$ dnf repoquery --requires mmg3d-libs

$ dnf provides 'libscotch.so.0()(64bit)'
ptscotch-mpich-6.0.4-2.fc23.x86_64 : PT-Scotch libraries compiled 
against mpich
Repo        : rawhide

ptscotch-openmpi-6.0.4-2.fc23.x86_64 : PT-Scotch libraries compiled 
against openmpi
Repo        : rawhide

scotch-6.0.4-2.fc23.x86_64 : Graph, mesh and hypergraph partitioning library
Repo        : rawhide

Konsole output $ dnf repoquery -l scotch.x86_64 | grep libscotch.so.0

Konsole output $ dnf repoquery -l ptscotch-mpich.x86_64 | grep 

$ dnf install mmg3d-libs
  environment-modules                   x86_64 
3.2.10-14.fc23                    rawhide                   117 k
  hwloc-libs                            x86_64 
1.10.1-2.fc23                     rawhide                   1.3 M
  lzma-libs                             x86_64 
4.32.7-13.fc22                    rawhide                    38 k
  mmg3d-libs                            x86_64 
4.0.2-1.fc23                      rawhide                   211 k
  mpich                                 x86_64 
3.1.4-3.fc23                      rawhide                   1.1 M

$ yum-deprecated install mmg3d-libs
  mmg3d-libs                     x86_64 
4.0.2-1.fc23                         rawhide                     211 k
Installing for dependencies:
  lzma-libs                      x86_64 
4.32.7-13.fc22                       rawhide                      38 k

So, whose fault is this? Packaging of dnf? Nothing relevant for this 
caught my eye skimming through the packaging guidelines.

And related: trying to install some $pkg-openmpi package, I don't 
generally see packages enforcing that the -openmpi version of some 
dependency library is installed as opposed to just the regular libs 
package. Should such requires need to be stated explicitly?

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